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Some symbols cannot be recovered

There has been a lot of noise lately about the use of runes in the Norwegian Olympic team sweater. The objection is that two runes are displayed on the sweater, Tiwaz and Elhaz, the runes for Tyr/victory and elk/protection, had been used by the Nazi’s for certain specific groups and programs (leadership school for Tiwaz, […]

via Swastika and Runes; Heritage or Hate — mainer74

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A more detailed explanation of the SCA incident

https://www.publicmedievalist.com/sca-swastika/

 

“In other words, for some, the Society’s culture requires approaching the “dream” of the Middle Ages with a sort of un-ironic innocence. However, in a post-Charlottesville world, such innocence—especially when it manifests as white innocence about hate symbols like swastikas—is not acceptable within the organization.”

Reinactment and Hate

Based on recent issues in the SCA with swastikas and “HH”, I did a search for an article and found this.

https://www.publicmedievalist.com/leaving-medieval-charlottesville/

A friend of mine, formerly in the SCA, mentioned the specific details, which are mostly on Facebook sadly.  However, if you are part of any related community, it is something to be aware.

Atomwaffen

They definitely do NOT want to be left alone.

…training included lessons in firearms and hand-to-hand combat, preparation for the group’s “ultimate aim of overthrowing the U.S. government through the use of terrorism and guerrilla warfare.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/01/29/suspects-in-five-homicides-reportedly-tied-to-macabre-neo-nazi-group/?utm_term=.c13aa8b06ba8

The price of a certain Warrior mindset

I loved the book Gates of Fire but fetishizing the Spartans is not helpful.  They are fascinating but they could not adapt at all.  A warrior only mentality is not functional in a modern society, or even an ancient one.

I am curious what a tactical Thespian morale patch would look like.

https://taskandpurpose.com/the-spartans-were-morons/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Heathenry and Women

http://www.norsemyth.org/2018/01/remember-shield-maidens.html

The picture in the article is of a Germanic duel between a man and a woman.

Most particularly:

We shouldn’t need to recite poetic verses or cite academic sources to convince men that women are people. We should all respect women as individuals and honor their input, because they are human beings with identities and agency. Period. This shouldn’t need to be spelled out, but it apparently must.

Reflect on that one a bit.